Do protein skimmers take Calium, DKH, and Magnesium out of reef tank?

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  1. Jeremy Lain

    Jeremy Lain Active Member

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    Hello, I am wondering if a protein skimmer takes Calcium, DKH, and Magnesium out of a reef tank? I am trying to see if there is a way to keep these things in the water without having to dose so much, as this stuff can get expensive quickly.
     

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    Ocelaris Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor NJRC Member

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    They do not remove any significant amount of inorganic minerals like you asked. They're basically organic laden saltwater, but they so it's like removing normal levels of salt water plus nitrogen and phosphates.
     
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    That. The most expensive part is the dosers and testing equipment long term though.
     
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